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    Pecan and Burnt Butter Friands

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    45 mins

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    25 mins

    WaterMelon's Note:

    From an Australian magazine.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Grease 6-friand pan, or muffin pan.
    2. 2
      Melt butter in heavy based saucepan over medium heat, heat until it browns, watching carefully- It should be quite dark and smell nutty, but not burnt; cool.
    3. 3
      Process toasted pecans until finely ground (If unavailable, or you have no processor, use bought ground hazelnuts or almonds).
    4. 4
      Combine pecans, sugar, flour, cooled butter and egg whites in medium bowl, stir well.
    5. 5
      Spoon batter into prepared pan, decorate with a whole pecan on top of each uncooked friand, if desired.
    6. 6
      Bake in preheated oven at 180C, 350F for 20-25 minutes (until lightly browned and puffed up).
    7. 7
      Dust lightly with icing sugar to serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 16, 2006

      55

      The taste of these little beauties was out of this world! There's a rich flavor of toasted nuts and "burnt" butter that just about drove ME nuts. I halved the recipe because I didn't have enough pecans and added almonds to make up the required 1/3 cup of nuts. Honestly I was worried I would end up eating all the batter before I could bake any. Finally baked the 3 "muffins" for about 25 minutes. Will make them in a mini muffin pan next time. Thanks for a terrific recipe! Update: I've found it can use a bit more sugar. The batter tastes just right with the given amount, but it seems to lose some of the sweetness after baking. I added some extra powdered sugar, and it was just perfect. Also, the muffin version was more moist when compared to the mini muffin. Yummy.

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    • on March 24, 2005

      55

      These are delicious, tasty, delicacies, just like Marg said. When I seen the pictures that Marg posted and read her review I know I had to make them. I made them in the mini muffin pans. I got 26 mini delicacies. They took about 18 to 20 minutes to bake. DH loves these. They are a good low carb treat. Thank you WaterMelon for posting.

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    • on March 24, 2005

      55

      Don't let the fact that these look like muffins fool you. These tasty delicacies are FAR from muffins. A sweet, buttery morsel that melts in your mouth, filling the palate with the essense of toasted pecans. I found them reminiscent of baklava, a pleasure to the tastebuds. Thank you Watermelon for introducing me to this luxurious delight. I know I will be indulging in them again. I'd like to try making them in a mini muffin pan as I think they would make an excellent bite-size treat at a dinner party. BTW, the kids said to give them 10,000 stars!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pecan and Burnt Butter Friands

    Serving Size: 1 (85 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 370.2
     
    Calories from Fat 253
    68%
    Total Fat 28.1 g
    43%
    Saturated Fat 11.8 g
    59%
    Cholesterol 45.7 mg
    15%
    Sodium 39.2 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 27.4 g
    9%
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    6%
    Sugars 20.3 g
    81%
    Protein 4.6 g
    9%

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